Tonight (Saturday October 27th) was the Emerald Halloween Party at Clubhouse II from 6.30pm – 9.00pm. The kids were so excited about this and have been talking about it all week – what to wear, who was going and all the activities that they would do there. It was another mild night, so no need for coats or jackets. Once we arrived, we could see that a huge effort had been made, the clubhouse was suitably decorated and there were loads of activity tables set up around the main room.
The first activity table was a pumpkin carving station. Isabelle and Oliver both drew the design they wanted carved and then we left them to be carved by some of the chef’s! The second activity table was mask painting. Oliver wanted to paint a pumpkin mask while Isabelle did a cat face. Unfortunately, while leaving them to dry, someone else took Isabelle’s away, so it was just Oliver who got to take his home. The same thing happened to her pumpkin, so the chef gave us his extra large pumpkin as consolation. Our annual tradition of pumpkin carving is going to be broken this year as all the pumpkins here are much smaller and wider. Not at all the right shape for our elaborate designs. I feel quite sad about that 😦
The Emerald also had a haunted house set up. Oliver refused to go through it and Isabelle went with her friends. She came back laughing (but nervous laughter) and did not want to go back through it when her friends went for round 2! Emma and I went through and there was 1 section that made us both jump!
The kids also had a go at tossing hoops over a skeleton to win prizes and throwing candy sweets into a pumpkin. Both of them came home with pumpkin shaped glasses and light up spooky badges. It is the little things that bring happiness! There were 2 more activities: face painting and candy decorating. Isabelle had a ghost painted on her face and they both found lots of chocolate sweeties!
A buffet dinner and cocktail/drinks station were set up at the far end of the room. We ate monster toes (hot dog sausages), Mummy pizza’s, popcorn chicken, french fries and chicken wings. The bartender put on a display of juggling with flaming bottles. We had a vampire and damsel in distress dance display as well as a spooky themed disco. All the kids were dressed up and most of the adults had made an effort too. It was a fun evening, and we were all home by 9.15pm!